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Second Substitute H.B. 331
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill addresses various waste fees and the Environmental Quality Restricted
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . addresses provisions related to the Environmental Quality Restricted Account;
14 . provides for a supplementary fee to be charged by the Department of Environment
15 Quality for certain services;
16 . changes the fee amounts related to commercial radioactive waste disposal or
18 . provides for review of costs by the department;
19 . addresses the fee amounts related to hazardous waste and treated hazardous waste
21 . provides for a special assessment should fee amounts not cover costs related to the
22 regulation of hazardous waste; and
23 . makes technical and conforming amendments.
24 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
26 Other Special Clauses:
27 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 19-1-108, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 251
31 19-1-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
32 19-3-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 10
33 19-6-118, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2005, Chapter 10
34 19-6-118.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 251
36 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
37 Section 1. Section 19-1-108 is amended to read:
38 19-1-108. Creation of Environmental Quality Restricted Account -- Purpose of
39 restricted account -- Sources of funds -- Uses of funds.
40 (1) There is created the Environmental Quality Restricted Account.
41 (2) The sources of [
42 (a) radioactive waste disposal fees collected under Sections 19-3-106 and 19-3-106.4
43 and other fees collected under Subsection 19-3-104 (5);
44 (b) hazardous waste disposal fees collected under Section 19-6-118 ;
45 (c) PCB waste disposal fees collected under Section 19-6-118.5 ;
46 (d) nonhazardous solid waste disposal fees collected under Section 19-6-119 ; and
47 (e) [
49 (3) In each fiscal year, the first $400,000 collected from [
50 listed in Subsection (2), collectively, shall be deposited in the General Fund as free revenue.
51 The balance shall be deposited in the [
52 Quality Restricted Account.
53 (4) The Legislature may annually appropriate [
54 Quality Restricted Account to:
55 (a) the department for the costs of administering radiation control programs;
56 (b) the department for the costs of administering solid and hazardous waste programs;
58 (c) subject to Subsection (5), the Hazardous Substances Mitigation Fund, up to
59 $400,000, [
61 (i) meet the state's cost share requirements for cleanup under the Comprehensive
62 Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9601 et seq.
63 as amended; and
64 (ii) respond to an emergency as provided in Section 19-6-309 .
65 (5) An annual request for money to be appropriated from the Environmental Quality
66 Restricted Account to the Hazardous Substances Mitigation Fund may be made by the
67 department only after the executive director's review of the Environmental Quality Restricted
68 Account or the Hazardous Substances Mitigation Fund's balance as of the end of the fiscal year
69 immediately before the general session for which the request is made.
71 and hazardous waste program, the Legislature shall in years of excess revenues reserve in the
73 departmental needs in years of projected shortages.
75 department as a supplemental appropriation to cover the costs of the radiation control program
76 and the solid and hazardous waste program in an amount exceeding 25% of the amount of
77 waste disposal fees collected during the most recent prior fiscal year.
83 (8) [
84 of the fiscal year [
85 Quality Restricted Account.
86 (9) (a) The balance in the Environmental Quality Restricted Account may not exceed
87 $4,000,000 above the anticipated revenue need for the money in the restricted account for the
88 fiscal year.
89 (b) Excess funds under Subsection (9)(a) shall be credited on a proportionate basis to
90 each person who paid monies to the fund in the previous fiscal year.
91 Section 2. Section 19-1-201 is amended to read:
92 19-1-201. Powers of department.
93 (1) The department shall:
94 (a) enter into cooperative agreements with the Department of Health to delineate
95 specific responsibilities to assure that assessment and management of risk to human health
96 from the environment are properly administered;
97 (b) consult with the Department of Health and enter into cooperative agreements, as
98 needed, to ensure efficient use of resources and effective response to potential health and safety
99 threats from the environment, and to prevent gaps in protection from potential risks from the
100 environment to specific individuals or population groups; and
101 (c) coordinate implementation of environmental programs to maximize efficient use of
102 resources by developing, with local health departments, a Comprehensive Environmental
103 Service Delivery Plan that:
104 (i) recognizes that the department and local health departments are the foundation for
105 providing environmental health programs in the state;
106 (ii) delineates the responsibilities of the department and each local health department
107 for the efficient delivery of environmental programs using federal, state, and local authorities,
108 responsibilities, and resources;
109 (iii) provides for the delegation of authority and pass through of funding to local health
110 departments for environmental programs, to the extent allowed by applicable law, identified in
111 the plan, and requested by the local health department; and
112 (iv) is reviewed and updated annually.
113 (2) The department may:
114 (a) investigate matters affecting the environment;
115 (b) investigate and control matters affecting the public health when caused by
116 environmental hazards;
117 (c) prepare, publish, and disseminate information to inform the public concerning
118 issues involving environmental quality;
119 (d) establish and operate programs, as authorized by this title, necessary for protection
120 of the environment and public health from environmental hazards;
121 (e) use local health departments in the delivery of environmental health programs to
122 the extent provided by law;
123 (f) enter into contracts with local health departments or others to meet responsibilities
124 established under this title;
125 (g) acquire real and personal property by purchase, gift, devise, and other lawful
127 (h) prepare and submit to the governor a proposed budget to be included in the budget
128 submitted by the governor to the Legislature;
129 (i) (i) establish a schedule of fees that may be assessed for actions and services of the
130 department according to the procedures and requirements of Section 63J-1-504 ; and
131 (ii) in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 , all fees shall be reasonable, fair, and reflect
132 the cost of services provided;
133 (j) prescribe by rule reasonable requirements not inconsistent with law relating to
134 environmental quality for local health departments;
135 (k) perform the administrative functions of the boards established by Section 19-1-106 ,
136 including the acceptance and administration of grants from the federal government and from
137 other sources, public or private, to carry out the board's functions; [
138 (l) upon the request of any board or the executive secretary, provide professional,
139 technical, and clerical staff and field and laboratory services, the extent of which are limited by
140 the funds available to the department for the staff and services[
141 (m) establish a supplementary fee, not subject to Section 63J-1-504 , to provide service
142 that the person paying the fee agrees by contract to be charged for the service in order to
143 efficiently utilize department resources, protect department permitting processes, address
144 extraordinary or unanticipated stress on permitting processes, or make use of specialized
146 (3) In providing service under Subsection (2)(m), the department may not provide
147 service in a manner that impairs any other person's service from the department.
148 Section 3. Section 19-3-106 is amended to read:
149 19-3-106. Fee for commercial radioactive waste disposal or treatment.
150 (1) (a) An owner or operator of a commercial radioactive waste treatment or disposal
151 facility that receives radioactive waste shall pay a fee as provided in Subsection (1)(b).
159 2011, the fee is equal to the sum of the following amounts:
160 (A) [
161 material, received at the facility for disposal or treatment; and
162 (B) $1 per curie of radioactive waste, other than 11e.(2) byproduct material, received at
163 the facility for disposal or treatment.
164 (ii) On or after July 1, 2011, the fee shall be established by the department in
165 accordance with Section 63J-1-504 .
166 (iii) In the development of a fee schedule prepared under Subsection (1)(b)(ii), the
167 department may conduct by no later than July 1, 2011, a review of the program costs and
168 indirect costs of regulating radioactive waste in the state.
169 (iv) In addition to the process required by Section 63J-1-504 , the department shall
170 establish a fee that:
171 (A) is a flat fee, not based on the amount of waste treated or disposed of;
172 (B) provides for reasonable and timely oversight by the department; and
173 (C) adequately meets the needs of industry and the department, including allowing for
174 the department to employ qualified personnel to appropriately oversee industry regulation.
175 (2) (a) The portion of the fee required under Subsection (1)(b)[
176 calculated by multiplying the total cubic feet of waste, computed to the first decimal place,
177 received during the calendar month by [
178 (b) The portion of the fee required in Subsection (1)(b)[
179 multiplying the total curies of waste, computed to the first decimal place, received during the
180 calendar month by $1.
181 (3) (a) The owner or operator shall remit the fees imposed under this section to the
182 department on or before the 15th day of the month following the month in which the fee
184 (b) The department shall deposit [
185 Environmental Quality Restricted Account created in Section 19-1-108 .
186 (c) The owner or operator shall submit to the department with the payment of the fee
187 under this Subsection (3) a completed form as prescribed by the department that provides
188 information the department requires to verify the amount of waste received and the fee amount
189 for which the owner or operator is liable.
190 (4) The Legislature shall appropriate to the department [
191 of radioactive waste disposal supervision.
192 (5) Radioactive waste that is subject to a fee under this section is not subject to a fee
193 under Section 19-6-119 .
194 Section 4. Section 19-6-118 is amended to read:
195 19-6-118. Hazardous waste and treated hazardous waste disposal fees.
196 (1) (a) An owner or operator of any commercial hazardous waste or mixed waste
197 disposal or treatment facility that primarily receives hazardous or mixed wastes generated by
198 off-site sources not owned, controlled, or operated by the facility or site owner or operator, and
199 that is subject to the requirements of Section 19-6-108 , shall pay the fee under Subsection (2).
200 (b) The owner or operator of each cement kiln, aggregate kiln, boiler, blender, or
201 industrial furnace that receives for burning hazardous waste generated by off-site sources not
202 owned, controlled, or operated by the owner or operator shall pay the fee under Subsection (2).
203 (2) (a) Through June 30, 2005, the owner or operator of each facility under Subsection
204 (1) shall collect from the generators of hazardous waste and mixed waste a fee of $28 per ton
205 or fraction of a ton on all hazardous waste and mixed waste received at the facility or site for
206 disposal, treatment, or both.
207 (b) On and after July 1, 2005, the owner or operator of each facility under Subsection
208 (1) shall pay a fee of $28 per ton on all hazardous waste and mixed waste received at the
209 facility for disposal, treatment, or both.
210 (c) The fee required under Subsection (2)(b) shall be calculated by multiplying the total
211 tonnage of waste, computed to the first decimal place, received during the calendar month by
212 $28 .
213 (d) When hazardous waste or mixed waste is received at a facility for treatment or
214 disposal and the fee required under this Subsection (2) is paid for that treatment or disposal,
215 any subsequent treatment or disposal of the waste is not subject to additional fees under this
216 Subsection (2).
217 (e) (i) On and after July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2003, and on and after April 1, 2004
218 through June 30, 2005, hazardous waste received at a land disposal facility is subject to a fee of
219 $14 per ton or fraction of a ton, rather than the $28 fee under Subsection (2)(a), if the waste is
220 treated so that it:
221 (A) meets the state treatment standards required for land disposal at the facility; or
222 (B) is no longer a hazardous waste at the time of disposal at that facility.
223 (ii) On and after July 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004, hazardous waste received at a
224 land disposal facility for treatment and disposal is subject to the $28 fee imposed under
225 Subsection (2)(a).
226 (f) (i) On and after July 1, 2005, hazardous waste received at a land disposal facility is
227 subject to a fee of $14 per ton if the waste is treated so that it:
228 (A) meets the state treatment standards required for land disposal at the facility; or
229 (B) is no longer a hazardous waste at the time of disposal at that facility.
230 (ii) The fee required under Subsection (2)(f)(i) shall be calculated by multiplying the
231 tonnage of waste, computed to the first decimal place, received during the calendar month by
233 (3) (a) On or after July 1, 2010 remediation waste received at a hazardous waste land
234 disposal or treatment facility from a remediation project is subject to a fee in the following
236 Amount of Remediation Waste Received Fee Amount
237 from a Remediation Project
238 More than 0, but less than 1,000 tons $28 per ton
239 Equal to or greater than 1,000, but less than 12,500 tons $10 per ton for all waste
240 Equal to or greater than 12,500 tons, but less than 25,000 tons $5 per ton for all waste
241 Equal to or greater than 25,000 tons $2.50 per ton for all waste
242 (b) On and after July 1, 2010, emission control dust/sludge from the primary
243 production of steel in electric furnaces (K061, as defined in 40 CFR 261.32) received at a
244 hazardous waste land disposal or treatment facility is subject to a fee of $5 per ton in lieu of the
245 fee established in Subsection 19-6-118 (2).
246 (c) On and after July 1, 2010, nerve, military and chemical agents and wastes/residues
247 from demilitarization, treatment, testing and disposal of nerve, military and chemical agents
248 CX, GA, GB, GD, H, HD, HL, HN-1, HN-2, HN-3, HT, L and VX received at a hazardous
249 waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility is subject to a fee of $5 per ton in addition to the
250 fee established in Subsection 19-6-118 (2).
251 (d) (i) On or after July 1, 2010, but on or before June 30, 2011, the department may in
252 accordance with this Subsection (3)(d) assess a person required to pay a fee under this section a
253 special assessment if the department determines that the aggregate of the following fees is
254 insufficient to cover the department's costs of administering its hazardous waste program:
255 (A) a fee imposed under this section; and
256 (B) a fee imposed under Section 19-6-118.5 .
257 (ii) In determining the amount of a special assessment under this Subsection (3)(d), the
258 department shall calculate the amount of the insufficiency and assess each person subject to the
259 special assessment a proportion of the insufficiency equal to the proportion of fees paid by that
261 (iii) The department shall deposit a special assessment collected under this Subsection
262 (3)(d) into the Environmental Quality Restricted Account created in Section 19-1-108 .
263 (f) The department shall annually review the fee established in Subsection (3)(a) and
264 make recommendations to the Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture, and the
265 Environment Interim Committee concerning the amount of the fee.
267 facility under this section to the county in which the facility is located, not including a special
270 Subsection (3) to carry out its hazardous waste monitoring and response programs.
272 section into the [
273 Section 19-1-108 .
275 operator shall pay the fees imposed under this section to the department on or before the 15th
276 day of the month following the month in which the fee accrued.
277 (ii) For a fee to be paid on remediation waste, the fee shall be paid in accordance with a
278 schedule determined by the department:
279 (A) made in consultation with the person paying the fee; and
280 (B) considering any contractual schedule for payment between the person paying the
281 fee and another person with whom the person paying the fee has contracted.
282 (b) With the monthly fee, the owner or operator shall submit a completed form, as
283 prescribed by the department, specifying information required by the department to verify the
284 amount of waste received and the fee amount for which the owner or operator is liable.
286 disposal, and incineration facilities, including federal government facilities located within the
288 (b) The department may determine facility oversight priorities.
290 Legislature, shall separately indicate the amount necessary to administer the hazardous waste
291 program established by this part.
292 (b) The Legislature shall appropriate the costs of administering this program.
294 this part.
296 Section 19-3-106 .
297 (11) As used in this section:
298 (a) "Remediation project" means:
299 (i) a Superfund cleanup project;
300 (ii) a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Corrective Action Site; or
301 (iii) a voluntary cleanup of:
302 (A) hazardous debris; or
303 (B) hazardous waste subject to regulation solely because of removal or remedial action
304 taken in response to environmental contamination.
305 (b) "Remediation waste" means waste from a remediation project.
306 Section 5. Section 19-6-118.5 is amended to read:
307 19-6-118.5. PCB disposal fee.
308 (1) [
309 operator of a waste facility shall pay a fee of $4.75 per ton on all wastes containing
310 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that are:
313 (b) On and after July 1, 2011, the department shall establish a fee for disposal or
314 treatment of wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls in accordance with Section
315 63J-1-504 .
316 (2) The owner or operator of a facility receiving PCBs for disposal or treatment shall:
317 (a) calculate the fees imposed under Subsection (1)(a) by multiplying the total tonnage
318 of waste received during the calendar month, computed to the first decimal place, by the
319 required fee rate of $4.75 per ton;
320 (b) pay the fees imposed by this section to the department by the 15th day of the month
321 following the month in which the fees accrued; and
322 (c) with the fees required under this section, submit to the department, on a form
323 prescribed by the department, information that verifies the amount of waste received and the
324 fees that the owner or operator is required to pay.
325 (3) The department shall deposit [
326 Environmental Quality Restricted Account created in Section 19-1-108 .
327 (4) The owner or operator of a waste facility that is subject to a fee under this section is
328 not subject to a fee for the same waste under Section 19-3-106 , even if the waste contains
329 radioactive materials.
330 Section 6. Effective date.
331 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2010.
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